We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • 0

Russell Township Park District Board Chairman Dennis Suhay said that the Geauga County Budget Commission’s decision to not approve the district’s budget on Aug. 31 was based on a frivolous reason to not give them money to spend in 2021.

  • Updated
  • 0

Russell Township Road Superintendent Gene Lane said he and his crew needed to act quickly to repair Hillbrook Lane East when it caved in on Labor Day after excessive rainwater pushed the culvert out from under the roadway.

  • Updated
  • 0

Former Newbury teachers now working in the West Geauga Local School District will retain their seniority, potentially sparing them from being first to the chopping block in the event of a reduction in force, according to a newly minted agreement.

  • 0

The playground at South Russell Park is open and will be disinfected regularly after the Village Council agreed to cut the proverbial caution tape during a special meeting last week.

  • 0

A light rainstorm during last week’s special meeting of the Russell Township Citizens’ Park District Board gradually swelled to a full-scale storm over the course of the half-hour session at Geauga Park District’s West Woods shelter. Board members recapped their recent hearing with the Geaug…

  • 0

Russell — As part of a pooled grant that will help other fire departments throughout Geauga County purchase new radios, the township is set to receive $93,000, Trustee Jim Mueller said after a special meeting last week.

  • Updated
  • 0

Despite their reopening plan in place, West Geauga addressed some primary concerns with the restart of schools this month amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. An established committee intends to investigate the matters further.

  • 0

RUSSELL — It looks as though the old township fire station won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, now that the trustees voted last week to rescind their December 2019 resolution to demolish the 68-year-old building.

  • 0

RUSSELL — The township is looking to spend about $5,300 on six security cameras, a special infrared camera that records license plate numbers and a new database to store information for people caught littering at the recycling center, Trustee Jim Mueller said last week.

  • 0

RUSSELL — Township trustees last week decided to keep the old fire station on Chillicothe Road rescinding a previous motion to raze the structure.

  • Updated
  • 0

West Geauga Local Schools rolled out two new stakeholder committees to continue the discussion of Newbury school facilities and the reopening of the 2020-21 school year.

  • 0

Russell Township Citizens’ Park District board members voted this week to turn over $548,000 in grant money from the Clean Ohio Fund to the Geauga Park District to purchase 63 acres of forested land adjacent to Music Street.

  • 0

Russell trustees last week approved the township’s preliminary 2021 budget plan that is $164,000 lighter than the previous year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 0

South Russell Village on Monday held the first of three required readings for an ordinance that would allow the village to procure CT Consultants to perform work on the Manor Brook Headwater Stream Restoration Project through noncompetitive proposal at a special council meeting on June 1.

  • 0

In response to residents’ recent complaints about septic tank cleaning standards, South Russell Village will be holding a special council meeting at 6 p.m. June 8 at Village Hall on Chillicothe Road.

  • 0

TRAX Construction was given the green light to continue work on the County Line Road reconstruction in Russell Township last week. That is because township trustees approved a $294,000 change order with the Willoughby-based contractor at a special meeting on April 23.

  • 0

Township Trustees on Monday authorized a $30,000 payment to Willoughby-based Trax Construction for additional work on the County Line Road redevelopment project.

  • 0

RUSSELL — With the $3.7 million County Line Road reconstruction project anticipated to be complete by September, nine months late, trustees last week agreed to hire legal counsel to protect the township’s interests when it comes time to pay the bill.

  • 0

RUSSELL — Thanks to trustees, township EMT Jacob Ebright will be attending the Auburn Career Center Paramedic program for free this fall.

  • 0

Local animal shelters are caught between a rock and a hard place as they must continue to care for their animals while following regulations to slow the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect Tuesday morning and closed…

  • 0

On March 18, the Russell Township Board of Trustees assembled for their meeting in a near-empty conference room. The trustees’ meeting remained open to the public during the onset of the coronavirus spread, but residents were encouraged not to come.

  • 0

Russell Township Trustees are bringing in extra help for their emergency crews and residents — a new pumper fire truck and a Traffic Preemption Control System for the intersection at Chillicothe and Kinsman roads.

  • Updated
  • 0

RUSSELL –– Township trustees are looking to sell their 1997 tanker fire truck through GovDeals as they look to purchase a new truck at the cost of about $661,000.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

The Russell Township Citizens Park District’s 1-mill levy, now officially dubbed Issue 3, will appear on the March 17 ballot for this year’s primary election to potentially pay for the purchase of 64 acres of property on Music Street.

  • Updated
  • 0

RUSSELL — The township board of trustees settled in for the new year as Kristina Port was sworn in as the new trustee last week. She won the seat from incumbent Justin Madden by one vote in the Nov. 5 general election.

  • 0

A print of the famous “The Spirit of ’76” painting by Archibald Willard in 1876, will hang in the historic Russell Town Hall. As a young boy, the artist lived in what was then Russell Township.

  • 0

RUSSELL — In a 2-1 vote, township trustees agreed Friday to move forward with taking down the old fire station on Chillicothe Road (Route 306) near Kinsman Road (Route 87).

  • Updated
  • 0

A recount is pending within the Geauga County Board of Elections after the certification meeting on Nov. 22 determined that challenger Kristina Port won the seat for Russell Township trustee by one vote against incumbent Justin Madden.

  • 0

RUSSELL — Two sites at the intersection of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads soon will look different. They include the Circle K and the Shell gas station properties.

  • 0

Steve Madewell, conservationist and musician, has a passion for the natural world. He talked recently on the intrinsic value of protected public open spaces during a presentation at a Protect Geauga Parks’ Conversation series, held at the West Woods Nature Center in Russell.

  • 0

When an 11-year-old girl was attacked and mauled by a dog Sept. 4 in Russell, police Officer Scott Lillash came to her aid after being called to the home by her sister. The dog at the home of her aunt was biting her thigh and arm.